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Author Topic:   Locking out dist. advance
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted May 12, 2005 10:59 AM  
Could someone please explain in easy terms how to weld or lock out my mechanical advance. My timing seems to advance too much at high RPM. Car is set at 32 degrees at 3000RPM and runs hard up to about 5000 but then starts to stumble. Any help appreciated


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 12, 2005 11:12 AM  
sounds to me like your module might not be good enough. if its stock i would replace it.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted May 12, 2005 11:15 AM  
my opinion is leave it un-locked. if you are having stumbling problems, more than likely you have a bad module or your coil is getting ready to dump... just my opinion.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted May 13, 2005 01:07 PM  
Any suggestions on a module. The coil is a new Accel Brute Force type. Accel cap and rotor and 10mm wires. The engine is a little more than stock, but not much. Car like sto run between 5500-6200 depending on track.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted May 13, 2005 03:37 PM  
msd,in cap hei,running 3rd year on mine.also running the msd in cap coil.7000,no problem.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 18, 2005 12:04 PM  
could be weak valve springs as well. they will float when you reach high rpms. I know a few people that have replaced cam and lifters with stock springs and the car will fall on it's face at high rpm's. just a thought.

Clyde Torkel
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted May 18, 2005 01:03 PM  
Check the plug wires. Accel does or did make some beautiful big yellow wires that looked like a race item. They were, under the silicon jacket,the same construction as OEM wires that are not wire but carbon dust stuck to a string. These 'wires' are totally unsuitable because the carbon dust separates from use causing gaps that increase the resistance. Beware of chain store wires. Read the label closely.

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